NASA to the Extreme – Image Captures

The vast expanse of outer space has held continuous fascination for all manner of people.

The beauty of star clusters, a nebula, a far distant planet discovered and viewed through the exploration of space photography is beyond description.

As well, graphic images from thousands of light years away almost seem unreal.

As one picture is worth 1,000 words, as the saying goes, following are several magnificent captures from NASA.

Hourglass Nebula – NASA, JPL, R. Sahai, J. Trauger
Sombrero Galaxy – NASA, Hubble Heritage Team
Ant Nebula, Mz3 – NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage
Cat’s Eye Nebula Redux, NGC 6543 – NASA, Hubble Heritage

 

Eskimo Nebula, NGC 2392 – NASA, A. Fruchter, ERO Team
Trifid Nebula, M20 – NASA, JPL, CalTech, J. Rho
Swan Nebula – NASA, ESA, J. Hester, ASU

 

(Added 29 May 2011): Additional NASA images on this blog may be viewed at: NASA to the Extreme II.

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